Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop has announced three of the four titles in its upcoming 2014-2015 season.
First up is Emily Mann's stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 1974 film Scenes From a Marriage. Directed by Ivo van Hove, the drama utilizes an ensemble of actors and follows the dynamics of a relationship from youth to middle age to maturity.
Next is The Invisible Hand, a new drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced). Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, the play tells the story of American stockbroker Nick Bright as he negotiates to save his own life after being kidnapped and tortured in a remote region of Pakistan.
The season will also include Dael Orlandersmith's Forever, commissioned by the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and directed by Neel Keller. The semiautobiographical piece explores the families we are born into and the families we choose and draws from Orlandersmith's pilgrimage to Paris and the Père Lachaise Cemetery, where Proust and Wilde are interred.
A fourth title and dates for the productions will be announced in the coming months. NYTW's 2013-2014 concludes with Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental's Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, which begins performances April 22.